Cluck, cluck! Have you ever thought about keeping chickens? Chickens are part of a sustainable lifestyle and they can be integrated into your backyard. On Wednesday evening, January 30, the Center for Urban Horticulture will have a class on keeping chickens in the home garden. The CUH is at 3501 NE 41st Street in Laurelhurst. The CUH has plenty of parking and is level-entry into the McVay Courtyard and the classroom. The class will be from 7 to 9 PM with instructor Jessica Bloom of NW EcoLogical Landscapes. Early registration (before January 23) is $35. You can register on-line or by phone: call 206-685-8033.
Believe it or not, chickens can be trained like other pets. Not only are they egg-producing but they and the garden will benefit one another. At the class on January 30th you will learn how to design habitat, including the Top Ten must-have plants that you and your chickens will enjoy. Chicken-raising myths and best breeds will be among the topics covered at the class. You can fall in love with chickens and with gardening at the same time!